FNX Staff

Meet the people who run First Nations Experience.

Frank Blanquet

Frank Blanquet grew up in the humble heart of Hollywood, California just a few blocks from the walk of fame. Of Mayan Indian ancestry, Frank’s parents migrated to the United States from Merida, Yucatan. He was an extraordinary artist since birth, a musician early on and has been surrounded by wonderful story tellers his entire life. He has been able to combine all of his talents into an elaborate career as a multiple award winning writer, producer, director and editor. He is a passionate and dedicated film maker whose youth and energy compliment his versatility, experience and production background. He’s been a constant creative force for FNX since its conceptualization helping to bring its vision and impending success to the screen for all of us to see.

Title: 
(Mayan) - Producer / Director

Ben Holland

Ben Holland is the Program Manager for KVCR and also helps out with programming and operations for FNX.  He was born in Massachusetts, grew up in Placentia, California and currently resides in San Bernardino.  He has worked at KVCR since 1995.  Ben has a Bachelors degree in radio / television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  He is married (no kids yet) and enjoys video games, golf, skydiving, movies and flying.  Ben has a commercial pilot’s license and a skydiving license. 

Title: 
Program Manager

Sean Houlihan

Sean is a technology enthusiast from Southern California. In building upon this hobby, he pursued an education in Web Design from the Art Institute of California, Inland Empire. In his studies, he was brought to FNX as an intern and now works there as the webmaster. Sean holds a Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Interactive media. His end goal is to make everyone's life easier through the internet. In his spare time, Sean enjoys learning from open source code projects and playing video games. 

Title: 
Content Specialist - Web

Melissa Rossy

Melissa Rossy is among the few on staff who has been with FNX since before its 2011 launch. She came to the station as an intern and soon developed a commitment to learning about Native American cultures. Today, she works alongside the station’s Program Manager and screens incoming programs for quality and broadcast standards while maintaining up to date submission database,  FNX website,  and show descriptions. Rossy is also dedicated to higher education. She currently holds an A.A. in Liberal Arts from San Bernardino Valley College and has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from California State University, San Bernardino. 

Title: 
Programming / Acquisitions

Cheryl Alexander

Cheryl began working at FNX in 2011 as a volunteer Broadcast Operator and moved into the Traffic Coordinator position. Her professional background includes working as a Technical Coordinator and Administrative Assistant specializing in multimedia and broadcasting promotions, giving her ten years of experience in the field. Cheryl has Associates Degrees in Computer Information Technology and Radio Television and Film. She will be continuing her education as a Communications major at CSUSB.

Title: 
Traffic Coordinator

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